Youth football round-up: Slaney bags winner in under-12s’ magnificent comeback



Toftwood 2

Diss Town 3

Diss Town came from 2-0 down at half-time to snatch a magnificent victory at Toftwood.

The Tangerines struck back early in the second period when Jack Burrows knocked the ball down for Lau to slot home.

With Dane Potter and Jack Ling in the thick of the action, the visitors continued to respond well and levelled when Charlie Bowen’s corner was converted by Rossell.

Diss goalkeeper Charlie Crawford and his defence of Jordan Dexter, Alex Chittock and Ralph Slaney remained tight before the latter showed his prowess at the other end to drill in the winner from 25 yards.





Kesgrave Pumas 9
Scole United 3

Scole United were unable to repeat their cup triumph of two years ago as they came unstuck against unbeaten Kesgrave Pumas in the semi-finals.

Lewis Taylor was brought down for a penalty that Macauley Partridge slotted home, but Scole found themselves 5-1 down at the break.

The Pumas netted four more times after the interval, but Will Brooks, Nathan Lamb and Taylor combined to tee up Ashley Maskell and James Briddon also scored to give United a couple of moments of cheer.


Taverham 1

Scole United 0

Scole United dropped their first points of the season with a disappointing performance at Taverham.

The only goal of the game came midway through the second half from a speculative long-range effort that went in off the bar, giving keeper Sam Baker no chance.

For Scole, only centre-backs Joe Clarke and Jordan Thurwell came out of the game with credit .


Scole United 5

Swanton Morley Reds 1

Scole United overcame the unavailability of several key players by winning 5-1 against Swanton Morley Reds in their first game for more than a month.

Although Morley cancelled out Nathan Banks’ opener for Scole, United hit their stride when Nathan Doe netted a free-kick after Callum Boulter had been fouled on the edge of the penalty area.

Men-of-the-match Rorie Knights and John Madden stretched the lead to 4-1, the latter with an audacious lob, before Jack Payne completed a good day’s work


Diss Town 17

New Buckenham 2

Diss Town bounced back from their first defeat of the season in emphatic style as they thoroughly outclassed New Buckenham.

Although Bucks battled hard and scored two well-taken goals, six strikes from Dan Whyman, a hat-trick from Ollie Goodwin-Tallents, braces from Chris Disney and Cameron Cole, and single strikes from Sam Hunt, Jamie Channell, Kyle Hanusiak and player-of-the-match Jane Uebergang saw that the Tangerines were never troubled.


Diss Town Hawks 2

AFC Morley 1

Samuel Brice’s double guided Diss Town Hawks to victory over AFC Morley.

After Brice had opened the scoring, Nathan Faulkner, Liam Last and Sam King were all denied by Morley’s keeper.

Brice put away his second goal of the match, which was just as well as AFC pulled one back late on.

Man of the match: Daniel Stephenson.


Diss Town 3

Norman 0

Kieran Pooley got Diss Town off to the perfect start by opening the scoring on the Tangerines’ way to a 3-0 win.

Dylan Wilby and Jack Harrold were playing well in front of stand-in goalkeeper Thomas Lymbery, keeping the Norman chances down to a minimum.

Christopher Lymbery teed up the second by rounding a defender and sliding the ball into the path of Ben Cohodar, who slotted home.

Diss continued to attack in the second half with the midfield of Liam Hamling, Will Frary and Max Bowen playing some good football, but it was Owen Lau who sealed the result


Diss Town 4

Morley 4

Diss Town and Morley played out a thrilling 4-4 draw at Bressingham on Sunday, with Will Beale preserving a point by saving a penalty.

The Tangerines went ahead through an own goal, and although Morley levelled, strikes from Beale and Harvey Whymark put them 3-1 

Tyler Noller stretched the hosts’ advantage, but Morley hit back for a share of eight goals and the spoils, despite good displays from Matthew Munnings and Kieran Catchpole.

n New Buckenham are looking for coaches interested in girls’ development at the club and those who would like to coach children aged between four and seven years old.

Interested parties should contact David Cobb on 07554128061 or

n New Buckenham Under-12s are still looking for three more players – again contact Cobb for more information.